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McDonald’s inks partnership with Pasig City for hiring of senior citizens, PWDs

McDonald’s Philippines has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Pasig City government, led by Mayor Victor Ma. Regis “Vico” Sotto, to extend employment opportunities to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

McDonald’s inks partnership with Pasig City for hiring of senior citizens, PWDs

In its bid to further promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, McDonald’s Philippines is committed to growing its alternative workforce by hiring at least two senior citizens and one PWD in 10 participating stores in the city.

The partnership will afford the beneficiaries the opportunity to earn while learning new skills, providing them the same world-class training which the company extends to all its directly hired employees.

Aside from the training program, approved by the Public Employment Service Office of Pasig and the Department of Labor and Employment, qualified applicants will be entitled to a regular employee’s compensation, benefits, and a life insurance policy to be secured by the company.

“We are excited to have more senior citizens and PWDs assist in serving our customers as we have witnessed their potential, capabilities, and commitment in providing great customer service,” McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO Kenneth Yang said.

“To date, we have over 60 senior citizens employed in different restaurants in Manila and as we welcome our Pasigeño senior citizens and PWDs, we look forward to expanding the alternative workforce and roll it out to more cities,” he added.

Under the agreement, hired senior citizens and PWDs will be assigned to perform tasks such as being an order presenter, drink drawer, table manager and overall guest relations.

Senior Citizens will be assigned work for not more than four hours per day for five days a week, with shifts set at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meanwhile, PWDs will perform work in shifts also applied to regular crew members, but not to exceed eight hours a day.

“The success of our people is our success. We are committed in their (senior citizens and PWDs) training and development to ensure their growth in the company and as individuals,” Yang said.

In September, McDonald’s Philippines has also partnered with the City of Manila after Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso’s call for the hiring of senior citizens and PWDs in the country’s capital.

Topics: McDonald’s Philippines , Victor Ma. Regis “Vico” Sotto , persons with disabilities , Kenneth Yang
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